National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Newsletter, June-August 1981

In digging through some archives, I’ve put together three issues of the newsletter of the National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal for June-August 1981.

There was nothing special in the selection, just what I had available.

There is one noteworthy event covered in the June issue: the meeting of Ralph Martin and other leaders with Pope John Paul II in Rome.  I remember seeing a video of the event where Martin knelt before the Pope before embracing him.  The newsletter doesn’t show the kneeling.  Charismatic leaders at the time made a big deal out of this, although in view of subsequent events I don’t think their optimism was well placed.

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